Posts tagged with ‘public sector’

Infographic – Recruiting for today’s public sector

TJ-Public-Sector-InfograpicFollowing the massive austerity cuts to thousands of public sector jobs, we ask, are the reforms realistic or have those plans been scuppered by the depletion of the civil service workforce? Totaljobs asked over 1,600 public sector professionals to get their opinion, and while 62% of public sector HR staff believe that there is a major skills shortage in many areas.
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Public sector leadership

public-sector-leadershipThere are leadership issues in the public sector, but that’s not surprising considering the upheavels it has experienced since the economic crash. Austerity measures forced swingeing employee cuts of over 600,000 by October last year and an expected one million in total by the next election. A report by Totaljobs and Dods Research, Recruiting for Today’s Public Sector, found that 45%.
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The public sector reforms

public-sector-reformsCentral and local government are operating in a climate of unprecedented change, mostly induced by the need to dramatically reduce costs. Cuts across departments are averaging 19% over four years and capital expenditure is projected to fall to £47.1 billion in 2014-15 (from a total of £59.5 billion in 2010-11) and to as low as £21 billion in terms of.
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Skills in demand in the public sector

what-skills-public-sectorRespondents to the Totaljobs survey, Recruiting for Today’s Public Sector, identified the public sector skills gap as having four main areas: leadership; IT; commercial and project; and programme management. These correspond broadly with the priority areas identified by Cabinet Office’s Capabilities Plan, which was released last year, and also reflect skills that are often associated with the private sector. So what.
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IT in the public sector

IT-in-the-public-sectorConnectivity has been a buzz word in the private sector for a long time now. Businesses, banks, retailers and hospitality companies are among those that have become more financially and operationally efficient through investing in technology – not to mention the marketing benefits of embracing social media. IT in the public sector has more incentive than ever to improve through sharpening.
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London Fire brigade cuts add to public sector woes

fire-brigadeDespite the fact that confidence appears to be returning to certain sectors of the jobs market, London mayor Boris Johnson is planning to add to the capital’s woes in the public sector by closing 10 fire stations, at a loss of 14 fire engines and 552 firefighters across the capital. Yet Johnson insists that the cuts — part of plans to save £28.8.
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Competition for Police jobs

PoliceBritain’s 43 police forces have been hit by swathing cuts to funding, with some 17,600 jobs – including 11,000 uniformed officers – axed since March 2010, saving £749m. Now it seems the career path of many front-line police will be cut off with news that the Metropolitan Police Force is being squeezed at the top. According to figures from Labour London Assembly.
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Totaljobs roundtable: Perception and reality of the public sector

Totaljobs hosted a roundtable discussion for the public sector last month that identified some key issues that are hindering its growth. Part 1 of this roundtable report focused on the lack of leadership skills and the constraints on flexibility which are supressing ambition rather than encouraging it. This part is based on another key theme that frequently arose from the discussion:.
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Totaljobs roundtable: Leadership in the public sector

With pay freezes and job cuts damaging the image of the public sector, the civil service is in danger of losing appeal as a career path to new graduates and skilled professionals. At the recent Totaljobs roundtable event, the need to revamp the public sector image and its potential as an attractive career route was given priority during the debate, and.
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